Orioles vs. Nationals - 8/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (73-50) at Baltimore Orioles (67-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
S Strasburg (15-4) (3.59) vs. D Bundy (6-4) (3.36)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +108 / Washington Nationals -118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Washington Nationals look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Nationals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five straight games. The Washington Nationals offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 150 hits, Wilson Ramos has 67 RBI and Bryce Harper has 22 home runs. Stephen Strasburg gets the nod, and he’s 15-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 179 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 4.39 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 145 hits, Jonathan Schoop has 64 RBI and Mark Trumbo has 37 home runs. Dylan Bundy takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Bundy’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 39-17 in Strasburgs last 56 starts. The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League East and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. The Nationals are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Baltimore.
It's only a matter of time before the Orioles get back on track and Strasburg has allowed 19 runs in his last three starts. The Nats have also lost four of Strasburg's last six starts. I'll take the home team and the plus money in this spot.